Let's run down the list on why staying with us would be a better fit than staying at a hotel.

1. It's less expensive.  You are still offered the services and facilities you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay.  Breakfast is also included in your daily rate.

2. Personalized service with individual attention.  We care about your stay with us as we want repeat customers and word of mouth is the best review.  

3. Staying with us gives you an opportunity to live like a local.  We can assist you with recommendations on restaurants, tours, directions, etc.  Who better to give advice and information about the area's attractions than one of its residents?

4. When you stay with us, you are a guest in a more personal atmosphere.  We are more than a service, we're your hosts/friends and are here to share your memories.

5. Having just a small number of guests to look after, we are much more aware of what's going on on our property. This means that B&Bs enjoy a higher level of security, with issues such as theft, a problem for hotels, are almost non-existent.

We started out hosting couch surfers as we enjoyed having guests and helping out someone looking for a place to stay.  Now we would really like to turn our attention to people who enjoy the B&B 'home away from home feel' and for those considering moving to Panama and they in turn can see how we live and be able to talk to us about what could be a huge culture shock.  

On behalf of Don, Andrea, Joan and Ben - We're looking forward to your stay.

 
 
How is it to cope with local bureaucracy as a foreigner?  You first and foremost need a good sense of humor.  Watch this very well done (and funny!) video.